Ok maybe not the politics or a few things out there, but gosh I still do love the Irish (minus the mean Dublin bus driver who left me at the stop!) but anyway, this is one of those trips that totally changed me.

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I was so in awe in Ireland, especially the fact that plants could just hang.  And yes, I know I could buy them and do that in the desert, but it’d be so unrealistic.  I’d have to water that thing a few times a day.  I just knew with the Ireland weather which is comparable to Seattle they didn’t have to water their flowers at all.

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And they were everywhere.  Hanging off windowsills, flowers, flowers, flowers!  Cascading flowers!

I’m jealous, can you tell by my tone?

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And probably no drip system needed either.  NO DRIP!!  Sure this was at Ashford Castle and they have landscapers but come on, I’m pretty sure this didn’t require much watering.  Unlike that one time I was trying to mess with our drip system timer and realizing it hadn’t gone for a few days nearly killing everything we owned. Oops.

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Let’s not forget Cullen’s Cottage.

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I loved that there were just green things growing in the stone.  I’d like to plant a fern or some flower between stone crevices here only chances are they’d get eaten by a bird or burn up.

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I woke up this morning really missing Ireland.  Can you tell?

I miss seeing these little creatures too:

Look what I found to make that happen in my own backyard:

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Outdoor sheep and lamp lawn ornaments
anyone?  Just kidding.

Equipment used: Sony NEX-5R (c/o), 50mm f1/.816mm f/2.8 + 18-55mm (c/o).

Diana Elizabeth says she still thinks that’s awesome.